Born in Beirut in 1989, Ralph Masri has had an international upbringing having lived between Lebanon, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. At the age of 18 he moved to London to train as a jeweler at Central Saint Martins. His first major milestone occurred when he won the Swarovski Award as a first-year student, which gave him the opportunity to work for the global brand.
The following year he received widespread recognition for his talent by being nominated for a UK Jewellery Award – aged 20 he was the youngest to be nominated. He has worked and designed for other leading household brands and in 2011 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Jewelry Design, setting up his eponymous brand shortly after.
In 2014 he opened his first boutique in the heart of Beirut’s creative Mar Mikhael district, which has since grown to become one of the capital’s favorite jewelry hotspots. With a love for both fine and fashion jewelry, Ralph fuses both worlds combining the preciousness and finesse of fine jewelry with the bold spirit of fashion jewelry, creating statement pieces with a fervent attention to detail and a strong emphasis on artistry and craftsmanship.